Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ahhh, well said.

"A lot of people say that cycling is, in of itself, a peaceful activity. They enjoy looking at the countryside, the views, the solitude, the calm. Fuck that. That, ladies and gents, is why I’m a climber. Not because my skinny legs can drag me over the mountains faster than they could if they were less skinny, but because mountains hurt.At that moment, on that climb, there is nothing else. I’m not searching for the passion any more: at that moment, I’ve found it. Cycling gives me peace because it ends the search for that day’s high. When I come back from a hard ride, take a shower and lie down, I don’t move. This is the only time that I actually just rest."

1 comment:

simmskris said...

if you're good enough...


You don’t run against a bloody stop watch, do you hear? A runner runs against himself, against the best that's in him. Not against a dead thing of wheels and pulleys. That's the way to be great, running against yourself. Against all the rotten mess in the world. Against God, if you’re good enough. ~Bill Persons